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So, it's time to update my 3 year old rig and really want something that's going to Run Rift with the zone wide events, as well as upcoming games like ToR, Skyrim, Witcher etc etc etc.

 

I've already gone over the budget I wanted to spend but I have this real problem with making sure I get the most out of my money, even it means increasing each piece by a couple dollars(which always increases the overall price.)

 

I'm kind of set on what I want except for the Mobo, unless some crazy deal comes along.

 

Intel Core i5-2500K

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SuperClocked 1280MB

Corsair Vengeance or G. Skill Ripsaws 8GB(The vengeance HS size scares me.)

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb

CORSAIR CAFA70 Cooler

 

I planned on bringing over my 3 year old Corsair 620 HX PSU but now Im just not sure if it'll be ok. Also from my Old system an older 3.0 gb and 1.5gb HDDs. Will use the new 6.0 drive for windows and most used programs.

 

The motherboards I'm looking at are

 

Asus Sabertooth

Asus P867 Deluxe

Asrock P67 Extreme6

 

I'm not a huge OCer but will do enough that I want a Mobo that can handle it. I also don't plan on SLI right away but would like something capable for an easier upgrade so the system can keep up for a little while.

 

I know these Mobos all can handle it, does anyone have experience with all three or have any recommendations in general about all of the components? Any input would be much appreciated. This is around the $900 mark, it's a little above my budget but I should be able to handle it and MIGHT be able to push it another $200

 

Thanks

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OK that PSU can handle it. (just check if you can hook up that new GPU to it and you will be fine)

as for the ram G-Skill is cheaper/better

as for the mobo go for the Asus Sabertooth. you won't be disappointed.

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OK that PSU can handle it. (just check if you can hook up that new GPU to it and you will be fine)

 

Someone at TH said it might not make it because of it's age. But if I won't have a problem could then drop a PSU in favor of a SSD as recommended for Windows and most used games/apps.

 

 

Are you in US??

 

I have many changes to make ;)

 

yes

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Intel Core i5-2500K

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 SuperClocked 1280MB

Corsair Vengeance or G. Skill Ripsaws 8GB(The vengeance HS size scares me.)

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb

CORSAIR CAFA70 Cooler

I was gonna say get a different cooler but if you order the A70 off of newegg now you get a really good rebate so order that quick!

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424&cm_re=560_ti-_-14-121-424-_-Product 470 is old mang!

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144437 don't need more than 1333mhz sticks when overclocking the 2500K, more speed will benefit you none.

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395 awesome drive, alot cheaper than the caviar black

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I was gonna say get a different cooler but if you order the A70 off of newegg now you get a really good rebate so order that quick!

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424&cm_re=560_ti-_-14-121-424-_-Product 470 is old mang!

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144437 don't need more than 1333mhz sticks when overclocking the 2500K, more speed will benefit you none.

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395 awesome drive, alot cheaper than the caviar black

 

470 might not be the newest but it seems to be the best bang for buck, no?

 

I'd made my decision based on this site showing benchmarks for the top cards out there.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?cpu=GeForce+9800+GTX%2B

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The best bang for the buck is still the GTX 460 1GB, wevsspot is selling both of his for $280 shipped (a decent overclock on air).

 

I was talking new.

 

would a SSD really be worth it for windows and heavily used APPs? I haven't really looked into them all that much.

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470 might not be the newest but it seems to be the best bang for buck, no?

 

I'd made my decision based on this site showing benchmarks for the top cards out there.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?cpu=GeForce+9800+GTX%2B

what about overclockability, power consumption?? The 560 could probably stand toe to toe with the 480 with some overclocking and not burn a house down :lol:

 

it's pretty much even with the 470 from the start but doesn't consume power like a glutton

 

OR

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125326&cm_re=5870-_-14-125-326-_-Product

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would a SSD really be worth it for windows and heavily used APPs? I haven't really looked into them all that much.

Dear god, Yes! The SSD made so much difference in my work laptop. I launch programs instantly, I boot in under 20 seconds from being powered down, and I hibernate very quickly. An SSD will show you the most improvement of any other component of your system because the hard drive will no longer be a bottleneck for your system. If you want to see how fast your new hardware really is, then get the SSD haha

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